Sir Edward Grey The Charm of Birds

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The Charm of Birds

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The discovery and publication of The Cottage Book in 1999 brought the name of Sir Edward Grey Viscount Grey of Fallodon to the fore again after years of neglect. The longest-serving Foreign Secretary of the 20th century, he was also a naturalist and writer of the first order. First published in 1927, The Charm of Birds was an immediate popular success, but has been unavailable for many years. It deals mostly, but not exclusively, with birdsong, and is full of sensitive observation. Unlike most works of ornithology, it can be read for the pleasure of its prose alone. This handsome new edition contains all the woodcuts by Robert Gibbings that appeared in the original edition, with the addition of some of his other bird engravings.

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Sir Edward Grey was born in 1862 and educated at Winchester and Oxford. He was Foreign Secretary between 1905 and 1916, and he died at Fallodon, Northumberland, in 1933.

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The remarkable success of David Allen Sibley's The Sibley Guide to Birds in 2000 brought ornithology into the mainstream. Grey's 1927 volume concentrates on bird song throughout the year. The text, which is for seasoned bird-watcher and novice alike, is handsomely illustrated with numerous wood carvings.
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